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Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield was arrested in Arkansas and charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and fleeing early on Saturday morning.

Per a police report obtained by ESPN, an officer was flagged down regarding an assault and battery accusation at around 2:30 a.m. Mayfield was on the scene and said that he was trying to break up the altercation. He was told to stay (in order to take a statement), at which point he began to yell profanities. When Mayfield was asked to come over to give the statement, he began to walk away, then began to sprint away before the officer tackled him. Mayfield was reportedly showing difficulty in walking down stairs, had slurred speech and his clothing was covered in food. The star quarterback was eventually handcuffed. He is set to appear in court on April 7. In a statement, Oklahoma said, "We are aware of the matter and are learning the details." This past season, Mayfield threw for 3,965 yards and posted a 40/8 TD/INT ratio.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 25 - 12:09 PM

Scout.com's Greg Biggins believes that Oklahoma freshman LB Addison Gumbs could eventually transition to defensive end.

At 6-foot-4, 210 pounds, Gumbs' frame intrigues Biggins and Scout.com's analysis team, as they see a possible shift to the defensive line down the road. He is a wrecking ball of a pass-rusher, having registered 23 sacks as a senior at Stellar Preparatory High School (California). Biggins calls Gumbs a "high upside kid with a ton of natural ability."
Source: Scout.com
Feb 24 - 5:56 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter relays that "[s]couts aren't sure about [Oklahoma RB Samaje Perine's] ability to make pro-caliber defenders miss."

Reuter adds that scouts are "also unsure about his explosiveness given his current weight (listed at 235)." The analyst notes that Perine has had notable drops in terms of touches (263 carries as a freshman dropping to 196 this past season) and yards per tote (6.5 YPC as a freshman dropping to 5.4 YPC this past season). At least on the former point, the reason for that carry drop would logically be that as a freshman, Perine was not splitting time with then-suspended RB Joe Mixon. "Coming into the combine in top shape, and testing better than expected," Reuter writes, "would quiet some critics and raise [Perine's] draft stock."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 21 - 6:39 PM

Joe Mixon will participate in Oklahoma's pro day on March 8.

The date is a quick turnaround for NFL evaluators, since the Combine ends on March 6. This is Mixon's best opportunity to impress evaluators during the draft process, since he was not invited to the Combine. Expect Mixon to have a ton of team visits and private workouts during the process.
Feb 21 - 10:58 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline maintains that Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon "won’t be selected at any point in the draft for obvious reasons."

The obvious reason being that Mixon was caught on tape punching a woman at a restaurant in 2014. That incident got Mixon suspended for a season and deprived him an invite to the NFL Combine. We'd currently predict that Mixon is taken early on Day 3, but his range of potential outcomes varies wider than any other prospect in the Draft. "The tape on Mixon is astounding at times," Pauline wrote. "He dominates as both a ball carrier and pass catcher for entire drives at a time. Looking at it solely from a football perspective, I would stamp a late first-round grade on Mixon."
Feb 20 - 2:48 PM

On the Move the Sticks podcast, NFL Media draft analysts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks compared Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon to Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson.

We are on board with DJ and Bucky on this one, as Mixon offers the same kind of versatility as a runner and receiver as the dynamic Johnson. This past season, Mixon racked up 1,812 yards from scrimmage and 15 touchdowns. He posted 65 combined catches in just two campaigns with the Sooners. The vast bulk of the talk surrounding Mixon over the next two-plus months leading up to the draft will -- understandably -- be in regards to his punching a woman in a restaurant during the summer of 2014. He won't be attending the Combine later this month due to that assault.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 18 - 1:29 PM

Pro Football Focus' Palazzolo tagged Oklahoma redshirt senior QB Baker Mayfield as the best returning player for 2017.

No huge surprise there. PFF named him both the offensive player of the year and the best passer for the 2016 season. He has graded out as their top quarterback in each of the last two seasons. Writes Palazzolo, "[Mayfield] has an excellent feel for the game, both inside the pocket and out of it, and [he] has led the nation in passer rating under pressure each of the last two years (117.4 in 2015 and 119.9 in 2016)." During the 2016 campaign (including bowl action), Mayfield threw for 3,965 yards with a 40/8 TD/INT ratio over the course of 13 games played. Over the last two seasons, he has racked up an immaculate 76/15 TD/INT ratio.
Feb 14 - 9:33 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Mike Mayock ranked Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon as the No. 5 running back in the 2017 draft pool.

Mixon has been walking a very rocky path to the draft, having reportedly been barred from the NFL Scouting Combine due to his punching a woman in the summer of 2014. Due to this assault, the 6-foot-1, 226-pounder's draft grades have ranged across the map. There are teams which are going to scrub Mixon off their boards altogether. However, the former Sooner is also a true athletic talent, as evidenced by Mayock's high slot for the back (the four ahead of him in Mayock's estimation are Dalvin Cook, Leonard Fournette, Christian McCaffrey and Alvin Kamara). We don't expect him to be drafted on Day 1, but it isn't out of the realm of possibility that he could see love late on Day 2 or early on Day 3. Again, his draft stock is made of Jello at this point, so it is very difficult to pin down how far he might or might not slide.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 14 - 6:59 PM

A video emerged of Oklahoma DL Charles Walker dunking a basketball off a drop step.

Walker stands at 6-foot-2 and 305 pounds, so the athleticism is impressive. Walker went down midway through the season with a concussion and elected to leave the program in November to focus on draft preparation. We expect him to participate in the NFL Combine.
Feb 13 - 11:23 AM

Amelia Molitor, the woman punched by former Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon, told police in 2014 that the confrontation began when Mixon and his friends made unwanted sexual advances and escalated after Mixon called her friend a gay slur.

Molitor added that she never called Mixon a racial slur and was "hurt" that she was "being made out to be a racist." Mixon was charged with a misdemeanor for the punch, which broke several bones in Molitor's face. The video of the incident showed Mixon following Molitor and her friend into the restaurant where the confrontation occurred. Mixon's attorney said Mixon "categorically denies that he verbally harassed" Molitor. Mixon declared for the NFL Draft last month.
Source: ESPN
Feb 10 - 2:00 PM

The MMQB's Albert Breer firmly stated that Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon will be drafted.

Let's start off with a colorful quote... "The guy the Chiefs drafted (Tyreek Hill), Joe Mixon isn’t half the douchebag that guy was," one area scout assigned to Oklahoma told Breer. Mixon missed the entire 2014 season after punching a female. The incident was on camera and was released to the public in December. The video is one of the major differences between Hill's case and Mixon's, along with Hill being dismissed from his program while Mixon stayed on the roster. The scout added more, "You’d have to search to find people that don’t like him... Everyone there loves him. And I believe them." That last part is possibly most important, as decision makers must trust the information they are given. It does not matter where Mixon is drafted, as the amount of media covering the following press conferences will likely be similar. That will be in the head of GMs and head coach across the league, with the internal question of if they can handle it.
Source: The MMQB
Feb 10 - 9:12 AM

MMQB's Emily Kaplan reports that she "got a strong indication" at the Senior Bowl that Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon will "be picked up by the third or fourth round."

"I heard that some teams would likely remove Mixon from their draft boards altogether," she wrote. "However, there seemed to be a stronger sentiment that Mixon could follow the model set by Tyreek Hill, who was picked in the fifth round by the Chiefs because the Kansas City organization felt they did their diligence and had a system in place to support Hill." Kaplan's report also included the tidbit that scouts who visited Oklahoma say that the coaching staff "endorsed Mixon glowingly." Mixon was not invited to the Combine.
Source: MMQB
Feb 8 - 1:16 PM

Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon did not receive a first-round grade from the NFL’s college advisory committee, as he said in a previous interview.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported late last month that the University of Oklahoma didn’t even submit paperwork to get Mixon's feedback. Mixon’s agent, Peter Schaffer, confirmed that Mixon didn’t apply for a grade. "I’ve since been able to confirm that with a number of teams — that from a talent evaluation perspective, he has a first-round grade," Schaffer said. "Some teams have him as the top running back, second running back, third running back on their board." Schaffer tried to downplay Mixon's previous statement about the first-round grade. "Whether when he was asked the question he understood or distinguished between what it means by the committee … I believe that he was 100% telling the truth, because I’ve confirmed it with multiple teams," he said.
Source: USA Today
Feb 6 - 2:27 PM

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that Oklahoma RB Joe Mixon and Baylor WR Ishmael Zamora were not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.

Mixon was caught on tape punching a woman, while a tape of Zamora surfaced over the summer of him beating a dog with a belt. Barring the pair from the league's premier talent showcase will compromise each's chances of getting drafted. Mixon is a fringe first-rounder on talent alone. Zamora, more of a mid-rounder. Both will now have to use their Pro Days as showcases. Last year, the NFL instituted a rule that banned players from participating in the Combine if a background check unearthed misdemeanor or felony convictions involving violence or use of a weapon, domestic violence, sexual offense and/or sexual assault. Pelissero reported that some teams don't love the new policy. He added that the upshot for Mixon will be more team visits.
Feb 3 - 12:58 PM

Oklahoma signed four-star 2017 WR Cedarian Lamb.

Lamb was committed to the Sooners from December of 2015 to April of 2016, then reopened his recruitment for a time before re-upping with Oklahoma on July 25. Ole Miss, Texas A&M and LSU were among those nipping for his pledge this summer. He ranks as ESPN 300's No. 290 overall prospect in the 2017 class, with the outlet noting that the 6-foot-3, 189-pounder possesses "sneaky speed," adding that "on a straight line he can make things happen in the open field."
Feb 2 - 8:45 PM


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